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Barnwell: Browns lead way in draft trade winners (so far)

Teams who trade up in the NFL draft typically undervalue future picks. Often decision-makers assume they won't be around to use the picks if they don't win soon. Good for their trade partners.

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13hMel Kiper

Kiper: Round 1 winners and question marks

As expected, quarterbacks went 1-2 in the NFL draft. But Round 1 wasn't without a few questionable picks. Rounds 2 and 3 continue Friday (7 p.m. ET on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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Gronk's best digital dating advice

From pickup lines to security measures, Rob Gronkowski and other athletes weigh in on the best ways to approach dating in the digital age.

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Van Gundy: Drummond 'open' to underhand FTs

After the worst free throw shooting season in NBA history, Pistons center Andre Drummond is willing to consider shooting free throws underhanded, according to coach Stan Van Gundy.

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38mKevin Seifert

Goodell defends power, citing integrity of game

Roger Goodell reiterated that he is still willing to consider changes to some areas of the discipline policy but nothing that involves what he classifies under integrity of the game.

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Keegan-Michael Key hosts the 2016 Name Draft (2:13)
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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James on if ATL is an "easier" opponent considering the Cavs' familiarity: "Nothing is easy in the postseason. There's too much work both on the floor and mentally that you have to do to prepare for a playoff series understanding how the competition is going to be at its highest level. Easy should never even come into play when you're talking about playoff basketball or basketball in general at this level."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Korver went out w/ a broken leg in G2 of the ECF last year. This year he's coming off a strong 1st Rd (12.2p on 45 pct from 3). Ty Lue has noticed: "We know he's dangerous ... In the last series, his plus/minus when he's on the floor was +78. When he was off the floor, they were -24, so we know how important he is"

Nationals heading on 10-game road trip
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And it's an epic one, as they will face three teams that made last year's playoffs and have a combined .625 winning percentage this year. Tidbits to ponder

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James is not a fan of the NBA's last two minute report:

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin did not make the trip. They will be watching Game 6 in Los Angeles.

Should the Clippers start over?
NBA 

Michael Smith needs to see a plan before they blow up the roster. "This looks like a team that should contend if it's together and it's healthy."

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

DeAndre Jordan: "We've been unlucky this season."

Teams set to make most of draft's Day 2
NFL Draft 

There is still plenty of talent left on the board that could eventually turn into starters, including three quarterbacks and the Heisman Trophy winner. Seven teams are set up for a big second night. Plenty of picks

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NFL Draft 

Skip: Cowboys got next Emmitt Smith

Skip Bayless is very excited about the addition of Ezekiel Elliott to the Cowboys and thinks the team has maximized Tony Romo's closing Super Bowl window.

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Russillo: Tunsil's fall wasn't about weed
NFL Draft 

Ryen Russillo doesn’t want to hear people say Laremy Tunsil fell to the 13th pick because a tweet showed him using drug paraphernalia.

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Lawyer: Tunsil's stepdad didn't hack account
NFL 

Matthew Wilson, the attorney of Lindsey Miller, Laremy Tunsil's stepfather, told ESPN's Mark Schlabach that his client had nothing to do with Tunsil's social media accounts being hacked Thursday night. "We denounce whoever did this act," Wilson said. "It is abhorrent."

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NFL 

Stephen A.: MLB needs to scare players from PEDs
MLB 

"Until Major League Baseball finds a way to get money from these players for committing these transgressions, you're never going to alleviate the problem."

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Olney: PED use not always linked to size
MLB 

Buster Olney says that unless the MLBPA opens up the CBA and gives teams the option to void multiyear contracts for players busted for PEDs, the reward outweighs the risk for players.

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Tunsil admits to taking money in college
NFL 

Laremy Tunsil, who fell to 13th to the Dolphins after a video emerged right before the draft of him smoking a substance in a gas mask, later admitted to taking money from an Ole Miss coach. Story

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Ronaldog shows off soccer moves
Soccer 

So furry. So cute. So skilled.

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How did Ohio State not win 2015 national title?
NCAAF 

Five Buckeyes heard their names called in Thursday's first round, so how did Ohio State not even make the College Football Playoff with so much high-level talent? Five factors

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Andres Ferrari ESPN Editor 

Former welterweight titlist Victor Ortiz is pretty confident ahead of his rematch with Andre Berto on Saturday. "I'm here and I'm not going anywhere. We're going toe-to-toe. I'm not leaving that ring without a victory. Berto wants to hurt me just as bad as I want to hurt him. I'm ready to go again. This is going to be a fight of the year for sure. Two guys going back and forth. I want to rip his head off and he wants to rip my head off. It's nothing personal. We can go get a burger after the fight."

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The Blazers are getting ready to close out the Clippers in Rip City tonight.

Stephen A.: Lynch to Broncos a 'beautiful move'
NFL 

Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless agree that Denver is a perfect place for Paxton Lynch to develop and Skip thinks we will look back and say John Elway stole the QB late in the first round.

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Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

It isn't Tiger Woods, but another well-known PGA Tour veteran will return from a lengthy injury layoff at the Wells Fargo Championship next week. Jim Furyk, who has been sidelined since last year after wrist surgery, will make his 2016 debut at Quail Hollow and plans to play The Players Championship one week later.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

A motivated Isaiah Thomas: "I'm going to do whatever it takes to not have this feeling again because it really hurt me. I'm going to use that as motivation to continue to get better and work on my flaws and make those into my strengths. I promise you I'll be back better."

Best, riskiest picks of Round 1
NFL Draft 

Todd McShay thinks several teams got good value with their picks Thursday night, while some also made selections that could pay off big but represent significant gambles. Risk/reward (Insider)

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Brandt: Tunsil didn't drop because of social media
NFL Draft 

Andrew Brandt shoots down the notion that the social media post showing Laremy Tunsil using drug paraphernalia was the reason he fell to the 13th pick in the draft.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony explains why he believes he's a better scorer than Steph Curry and LeBron James: "As an athlete, as a competitor, you're not going to say no," he said on The Dan Patrick Show. "I always have that mindset. When it comes to being on that court, I don't think anybody is better. That's my mindset." Most elite athletes have a similar mindset, so it shouldn't really surprise anyone that Anthony thinks this way. This mentality also explains why some retired players think their teams can beat the 2015-16 Warriors. Which is why we really shouldn't be shocked by it.